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Marine Academy Primary

Marine Academy Primary is based in St Budeaux in Plymouth. We have a roll of over 450 students, over 90 members of staff, an academy dog, KS2 support dog, a Therapy dog, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks and fish! Marine Academy Primary is dedicated to providing the best education for all, and the brightest future. Our mission is simple: “To provide an outstanding education that ensures all pupils reach their greatest potential and live by life’s highest values.”

4 May 2021
Local Alliances:
Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Marine Academy Primary will endeavour to educate and offer the opportunities to learning about Dementia. This will help raise awareness and develop a generation of dementia friendly citizens of Plymouth, especially within the local community. Marine Academy Primary want to help towards making a national difference in support and awareness of Dementia within the UK.


2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

  • Challenging and full curriculum already – being able to fit in the specific teaching.
  • The current challenges of COVID-19 which impact directly on the school teaching.
  • A lack of understanding of dementia and its importance.

2. Actions

  • We will offer Dementia Awareness Sessions to staff.

    • We will arrange Dementia Awareness sessions for all staff provided by Claire Puckey (Dementia Friendly City Coordinator, Plymouth City Council).
    • Staff will engage in this and spread the word to their TA’s who do not attend.
    • Staff to research further about Dementia in their own time.
    • To sign up to Elf day to help raise money and more awareness for all staff and children in December 2020.


  • We will provide Dementia specific learning to our students.

    • To provide specific teaching to our students
    • To buy a range of books to support the lessons
    • To offer lessons of different understanding levels for each year group in school from Preschool to year 6.
    • To sign up to Elf day to help raise money and more awareness for all staff and children in December 2020.
  • We will be part of our local Dementia Action Alliance.

    • We will make links with local organisations through the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance.
    • We will send a school representative to the DAA meetings – as many as possible or will read the minutes.
    • To provide a lead member of staff to lead the action plan.